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The veterans putting positive action in the frame
The veterans putting positive action in the frame
COVER STORY
Pioneering charity The Village operates a unique collaborative programme in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho, which showcases the positive impact of veterans on isolated communities. At this time of year, when we focus on the importance of giving, Quest takes a look at the contribution of a group of veterans who have chosen to give back to locals in a very practical way – turning thoughts into deeds, while also benefiting from the experience themselves
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity announces garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity announces garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020
NEWS
SSAFA has announced that it will have a garden, designed by Amanda Waring and supported by CCLA Investment Management, in the Urban category at next year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The backdrop of the Royal Hospital Chelsea gives the perfect setting for this urban garden, providing a military connection to the ‘SSAFA Garden supported by CCLA’.
Why a good transition spells benefits all round
Why a good transition spells benefits all round
NEWS
‘It will be a “win-win” situation for both veterans and the labour market if we can get transition from the Armed Forces to civilian life right,’ says Scottish Veterans Commissioner, Charlie Wallace (pictured above). ‘The right support towards a positive destination, rather than just any destination, is needed for veterans to reach their full potential on civvy street,’ he adds, ‘with the benefits of “a good transition” reaching far beyond individuals themselves.’
Pants on fire?
Pants on fire?
ARTICLES
You can’t get away with little white lies on your CV any more, says author and careers advice expert, Edd Williams. Here he shares his extensive experience of working on more than 100,000 CVs over the past decade, in light of survey results which revealed that three in five employers have rejected a candidate for lying on their CV
All I want for Christmas …
All I want for Christmas …
ARTICLES
… well it wasn’t this, says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. Freezing wind-tunnel conditions, snow falling and the light fading. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!
Keeping workplace support in mind
Keeping workplace support in mind
NEWS
Fighting Minds is a collaboration between ex-Services personnel and a specialist training company. It helps veterans and blue light employees overcome their disabilities and mental health conditions in the workplace.
Patients at DMRC Stanford Hall watch Frozen 2 with their children to support rehabilitation
Patients at DMRC Stanford Hall watch Frozen 2 with their children to support rehabilitation
NEWS
The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) and Forces Cinemas recently joined to host the first ever on-release blockbuster movie screening at DMRC Stanford Hall for patients and their children. The Stanford Hall theatre was built in 1938, utilises the latest cinema projection technology and seats 250 people.
Electrical training company salutes forgotten heroes
Electrical training company salutes forgotten heroes
NEWS
To recognise the bravery of our military personnel and to help with life after they leave the service, electrical training provider Trade Skills 4U are proud to offer a training bursary scheme dedicated to those who have fought for our country.
Winners revealed at first ever Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards
Winners revealed at first ever Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards
NEWS
The world’s largest celebration of veterans in second careers landed in Scotland last night, as 500 business and military leaders honoured inspirational winners across 14 categories …
Jacobs’ commitment to Reservists and Veterans earns Gold Award
Jacobs’ commitment to Reservists and Veterans earns Gold Award
NEWS
Jacobs has received the highest accolade in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) from the MoD: the Gold Award, which recognises its ongoing commitment to and advocacy for colleagues who serve and have served in the Armed Forces, and its support of the wider community.

Training See all

Securewest International | Close Protection
Securewest International is a leading training provider, offering complete training solutions since 1987
South West
University College of Estate Management | Construction
UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment, with over 95 years’ experience of providing the highest quality learning opportunities. At any one time, we have more than 3,500 students from more than 100 countries benefiting from our qualifications taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.
International

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Apprentice Bus Driver | Driving & Transport ManagementTransport & Logistics
Operating over 750 buses and employing 2,500 staff across 6 depots in Central, South and West London, Abellio London Bus is at the heart of providing transport on the roads around London.
Abellio London Limited
Mid Level Java Developer | Computing & IT
We are looking for a focus purely on Java skills - we need to make sure they have commercial experience and evidence of what they have done in their previous role.

Univeristy See all

Wiltshire College & University Centre | Health & Safety
Wiltshire College and University Centre has a long association with the military and is a proud supporter of the Armed Forces Covenant.
South West
University of Worcester | Coaching & Mentoring
The University of Worcester has a proven record of excellence in the field of sport and exercise science, with plenty to offer anyone who has an enthusiasm for sport, exercise and health.
West Midlands